Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Hair Loss in men and women
Dr. Finger and his qualified team of nurses started offering PRP for hair loss several years ago. Over the past decade Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been recognized in several studies as an effective treatment to promote hair growth.
Hair Restoration Savannah employs the most powerful PRP for hair growth. “Emcyte True PRP ll”
Dr. Finger’s chose Emcyte Pure PRP because the system concentrates platelets 6-8 times therefore yielding even better results. PRP is effective when treating patients with certain types of hair loss. Genetic hair loss in men and women often requires hair transplantation in addition to PRP Therapy.
The field of Regenerative Medicine is expanding rapidly, and one of the newer technologies to come from this area of medicine is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. It has been used for over a decade in orthopedic applications and is what many famous sports stars use to treat joint injuries. In the field of hair restoration, its use has seen a dramatic increase over the past 10 years as hair restoration surgeons have discovered the positive benefits of this form of regenerative medicine.
Platelets are small disk-shaped cells within your blood that are rich with high concentrations of several growth factors, proteins, and cytokines. The platelets can be thought of as the “quarterbacks” of the healing processes in your body; they significantly encourage healing response, and they play a vital role by releasing the growth factors. PRP is a consolidation of these growth factors and many proteins that collectively stimulate the repair and regeneration of your body. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is now being used in combination with Hair replacement therapy.
This patient had great success with PRP Therapy for hair loss followed by Neograft Hair Transplantation. Results shown 4-months and 1 year after.
PRP Therapy for Hair Loss at Hair Restoration Savannah
As mentioned above, PRP Therapy for hair loss in men and women can be included as a part of a hair restoration procedure, or as an alone standing procedure for certain types of hair loss.
PRP has proven to be exceptionally helpful in healing newly transplanted grafts into their new location, and can help to regrow the implanted hair faster.
Medical studies have consistently shown that PRP as an additional treatment can increase the growth and density of the transplanted hair. The PRP acts in a manner, not unlike fertilizer for your lawn. When used in conjunction with NeoGraft Hair Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant PRP is injected into the areas of the scalp that shows thinning and sometimes in the areas that the hair follicles will be retrieved from. This is done a few weeks prior to the hair transplant and in some cases repeated 3-4 months after the hair transplant. There are no wounds created; only a tiny needle is used, and there is no scarring of any sort. PRP requires no social downtime and within 24 hours there is zero evidence that a procedure has taken place.
How does the process work?
The blood is drawn in the office in the same fashion as any blood draw at the lab. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then injected the into the areas where the thinning has occurred on the same day as the blood draw.
PRP Therapy can be effective for certain types of hair loss in men and women. PRP as a stand-alone procedure is often used to counter temporary hair loss caused by stress, hormonal changes, or other potentially temporary causes.
In the case of genetic hair loss there is a chance that the rate of hair loss slows down after PRP injections and in some cases, the follicle produce hairs with larger hair shaft diameters, and thus it appears as though the hair has grown back. PRP Therapy can be repeated 3 or more times per year on average. Ask our team about PRP Hair Therapy today!
A centrifuge is used to separate the Platelet Rich Plasma from the rest of the blood. After that process is completed the PRP is injected into the areas of the scalp where the thinning is evident.